Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Parent-Child Mud Run

(taken from kind of far away, so not good quality)

I have two races planned for August, and one was the first Saturday of the month. It was a two mile parent-child mud run that was purely noncompetitive and we did it just for fun.

And it was fun.
And very wet and muddy.

There was probably 10 obstacles we went through- some were just mud, some were muddy water. The muddy water obstacles allowed us to wash off some of the mud, but then the next mud obstacle put it back on :)
before we started

our cheering section

Mr M and River waited while Sunshine and I walked the race (she hasn't quite figured out that it's ok to lose all your energy while running a race). Since he was spectating, he was able to get some action shots, which I haven't had too many of lately.

walking from the final obstacle to the final muddy water hole
Sunshine was cold by this point (it wasn't a super warm day and we'd had to stand around at one of the last obstacles that only two people could do at a time) and she wasn't very excited anymore

the final muddy water hole
no pictures of me pulling Sunshine in (she balked at the last second) because it's on video :)
I did hang onto her the whole time, but she got completely wet

after we extricated ourselves from the mud hole
notice Sunshine's fake smile- she was a bit upset with me for pulling her in :)

they had a wash station set up where we tried to rinse off all the mud
but we still found mud in our clothes when we got home

I thought the whole thing was fun, and Sunshine agreed until she got a bit chilled. I think she's willing to give it another go next year, and hopefully it'll be a bit warmer.

August 2 mile:          ~40 min?    Mud Run with Sunshine
2nd July 5k:             35:27
July 5k:                     34:15
June 5k:                    38:11          Ran with jogger
May 5k:                    39:23          Ran with jogger
April 5k:                   37:40         Color Run
March 5k:                 37:33  
February 4.5 miles: 1:49:55      Mud Run
January:                    ---

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